Inhealth MRI

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The service provides Direct Access MRI to patients in locations outside of City and Hackney.

The service will contact patients within 5 working days to confirm the referral has been accepted.

For MSK, we advise referral to Locomotor in the first instance. They can order diagnostics- x-ray, ultrasound, MRI- if required.



Eligibility criteria


  • Cancer – any patient with suspected cancer should be referred through the two week wait referral pathway
  • Cardiac and Vascular investigations – referral should be to Imaging departments in secondary care
  • Patients with a Body Mass Index exceeding the manufacturer’s health and safety guidance for weight limits of the MRI unit or couch
  • Patients with implanted medical devices that are MRI contraindicated and in certain cases are MRI conditional.
  • Patients under the age of 19
  • Patients requiring a general anaesthetic
  • Scans requiring the use of contrast
  • Hospital inpatients